The Mercedes B200 is part of the B-Class range which is a subcompact hatchback that has been in production for three generations since 2005. It is not as popular in Kenya as some of its Japanese rivals but thanks to its excellent build quality, it’s gaining recognition from many buyers.
It’s similar to the A-Class in terms of exterior and interior design but it comes with larger engines and a bigger body. It competes with the Toyota Auris, Mazda Axela, Subaru Impreza, VW Golf and Audi A3.
Mercedes B-Class Engine and Transmission Options
- a 1.6-Litre petrol engine
- a 2.0-Litre petrol engine
- a 1.8-Litre diesel engine
- a Synchronous Electric Motor
These engines are linked to either a 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The electric motor is linked to a single speed fixed ratio case.
Mercedes B200 Interior
As expected from Mercedes, the interior is comfortable and luxurious. The dashboard is modern with LCD displays and touchscreen consoles. The Legroom is excellent on both rows with plenty of headspace for tall passengers.
Mercedes B200 Exterior
The first generation was tall and round with a slanting front. The second generation is more angular and sharp at the front resembling the A-Class. All grades come with alloy rims of various sizes depending on the grade.
Mercedes B200 Maintenance Costs in Kenya
The Mercedes B200 is an affordable car to maintain in Kenya. Service parts are fairly priced and available in major towns in Kenya. Body parts are expensive and mostly available in Nairobi. You can get listings for Mercedes Benz spare part dealers in this link
Mercedes B200 Reliability
When it comes to Mercedes Benz, proper maintenance is critical to its long term reliability and longevity. If well maintained, the B-Class can run for years without problems but if you skimp on maintenance, things can get nasty. Some of the commonly reported B-Class problems include
- Transmission failure
- Loss of power
- Engine warning light
- Smoking engine
Mercedes B200 Price in Kenya: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/mercedes-benz/b-class
Import the Mercedes B200 in Kenya: https://topcar.co.ke/import-your-car/
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